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Frankie Miller may not be a household name, but his distinctive voice and songwriting ability have earned him the respect of his peers and that is reflected in the number of world renowned artists, including Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Cher, the Everly Brothers and Ray Charles, who have covered his tunes.

In 1994, the composer suffered a brain haemorrhage while writing material for a new band he and Joe Walsh had formed with Nicky Hopkins and Ian Wallace. Miller spent five months in a coma, after which he went through rehabilitation. Five years later, the BBC Television documentary, Stubborn Kinda Fella, featured Frankie and his battle to recover. In the broadcast, Rod Stewart stated that Miller “was the only white singer to have brought a tear” to his eye.

Next month, Frankie’s new album Double Take will be coming out. It features his greatest unreleased songs, recorded with a host of very special guests including Rod, Elton, Rod Stewart, Steve Cropper, Paul Carrack, Kid Rock and Willie Nelson.

Double Take will be available Sept 30th on CD, CD+DVD and 2LP formats.

The project is a testament to the high regard with which Miller’s contemporaries hold him – and to the singer’s own wide-ranging, genre-spanning talents – that so many of music’s biggest names such as Kiki Dee, Huey Lewis, Joe Walsh, Bonnie Tyler, Kid Rock and Kim Carnes gathered together to help finish 18 of his previously unreleased songs.

Offering heartfelt tributes to their friend, the stars also assemble on the DVD documentary Frankie Miller: Sending Me Angels, which tells the remarkable tale of the Briton’s career.